In 1929, a Russian officer named Vasilii. Oshchepkov began teaching an evolved form of Judo to the Red Army. He had studied Kodokan Judo, and gained the rank of Master, but felt that it was an incomplete system. He added physical exercises to help strengthen his students. The techniques were drastically altered as well. He […]

Sambo: Russia Vs World

Fedor Emelianenko (Russia) vs Ciglarj Vatslav (Czech). Sambo is an original Russian martial art which has its roots from Judo, but Judo technique was modified significantly by various ethnic wrestlings which existed in Former Soviet Union. Anyway you can read about Sambo here: I just say that current PrideFC hevyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has […]